No matter what event you’re planning, one of the most important things to figure out is exactly who you’re inviting. However, making a guest list isn’t always easy. There are a lot of obstacles and challenges to narrowing it down to the people you really want at the event. Before you start making your guest list, think about the biggest factors that affect it. affect-your-guest-list-serafina-at-the-ic

The Cost Per Person

Your budget has a huge effect on how you form your guest list. If you’re paying for your event entirely on your own, you may be limited to how many people you can invite, solely due to the cost per person. If your spouse or parents are helping you pay for the event, you may be able to have a longer guest list since you’ll have the budget for it.

The Venue

You’d be surprised how many people forget to think of venue capacity when planning their guest list. If your venue can hold 600 people (like Serafresca can)  then you can invite as many people as you like who can fit in that space. However, if your venue only holds 150, you’re going to have to cut down your guest list.

The Guests’ Feelings

While it would be great to be able to invite everyone you want, when that’s not possible, you have to start considering the feelings of people who may have to get cut from your list. In order to avoid any major problems, use “The 5 Rule”: If you haven’t seen them in five years and can’t see yourself having a five-minute conversation with them, don’t invite them.


When you’re looking for a premiere event space for your event in Stamford, CT, choose Serafresca at the IC. Our newly-designed banquet room offers distinguished charm, elegant settings, and Italian inspired cuisine to make your event one of true excellence, and our Al Fresco space is the perfect location for an outdoor summer event.

Call us today at 203- 322- 6950 for more information about having your special event with us.